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Curry getting crash course

Aaron Curry, the linebacker acquired by trade from the Seattle Seahawks, spent much of the media window Friday in dicussions with linebackers coach Greg Biekert.

It seems unlikely Curry would be active after one practice unless Hue Jackson and Chuck Bresnahan have any ideas of using him in spot duty for a specific role.

Players who weren’t at practice included defensive end Matt Shaugnessy, fullback Marcel Reece and cornerback Chris Johnson. It is likely all three players will miss their third consecutive game. Free safety Michael Huff was present, atlhough it remains to be seen how much he’ll practice, as was tight end Richard Gordon.

Running back and special teams captain Rock Cartwright, the personal protector for Shane Lechler, appeared to be a spectator with a calf injury. Cornerback Chemdi Chekwa was working with the athletic training staff on a separate field, meaning DeMarcus Van Dyke will probably start for a second straight game.

The Raiders have not made an announcement on the countermove necessary for adding Curry. Bruce Davis was not present at practice and on his Twitter account Thursday indicated he’d been released.

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  • raiderinparadise

    CSNBayArea.com staff

    Newly acquired linebacker Aaron Curry will start at weakside linebacker Sunday in place of Quentin Groves, coach Hue Jackson said Friday.

    Read more: Curry starting for Raiders Sunday
    Tune to SportsNet Central at 6, 10:30 and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for more on this story

    and blacstock starting at MLB

    wow

  • J Hill

    Well there goes an Al Davis project out the window with Q headed to the bench.

    Thought Q was developing nicely, but still looked like a DE playing LB.

    Wonder if he get snaps at RDE?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Really? Blkstock is starting @ MLB ?

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Wonder if he get snaps at RDE?

    +++++++++++++

    Couldn’t hurt, Trevor Scott has been invisible this season

  • Just Fire Baby

    I trashed DHB at times, sorry Darrius, but I always thought he looked comfortable catching these little hitches, and running with the rock.

    Send him 55 yards down the field and he looks lost.

    I was on the DHB bandwagon when we drafted him, completely ditched him after this past season, and now have begged my way back on the wagon.

    As Armond pointed out, I predicted once upon a time, that DHB would have a better career than Jamarcus and McFadden.

    I still have a chance!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    101.raiderinparadise Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    CSNBayArea.com staff

    Newly acquired linebacker Aaron Curry will start at weakside linebacker Sunday in place of Quentin Groves, coach Hue Jackson said Friday.

    Read more: Curry starting for Raiders Sunday
    Tune to SportsNet Central at 6, 10:30 and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for more on this story

    and blacstock starting at MLB

    wow

    Oh oh!…Blacstock better relish the opp!

  • SR Raider

    With McClain and Huff injured, I’m sure all LB’s and DB’s will see duty

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Rofl
    ____

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    As Armond pointed out, I predicted once upon a time, that DHB would have a better career than Jamarcus and McFadden.

    I still have a chance!!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    I trashed DHB at times, sorry Darrius, but I always thought he looked comfortable catching these little hitches, and running with the rock.

    Send him 55 yards down the field and he looks lost.

    ——————

    Agreed.

  • Dakota

    17.Haters going to hate Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Rumor is Indy is looking to move Robert Mathis for a 3 rounder, and the Raiders are interested.

    How would you guys feel about this?
    +++++++++++++++

    Only ignorant teams trade all of their picks. Better get a GM in there before it is too late to save the next two drafts.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Remember all the claims that the NFL was holding up the trade, so as to not give him enough to play this weekend. Basically another NFL conspiracy against the Raiders.

    The foil-hat crowd is really irking me these days!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    Groves played a big part in stopping the run against the Texans, but he also gave up some big plays in the passing came.

  • J Hill

    As Armond pointed out, I predicted once upon a time, that DHB would have a better career than Jamarcus and McFadden.

    I still have a chance!!!!

    ——————————————————-

    A chance at what?

    I never abandoned the DHBeast ship, but McFaddenesque????

    With Glo throwing him the rock?????

    I’ll file this one away and hope to be able to give you major props one day.

  • SlvrBlkLoco

    Inonewordraider Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    SlvrBlkLoco Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Tricky70390 Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:36 am
    ______
    it’s biased. he argues that he made football better with he hamstrung his PR staff, weak. That he wasn’t loyal to Radiers because of Kiffin who shopped college jobs while here or Cable who broke an assistants jaw took prostitues on road trips or that Marcus Allen was benched because of jealousy? That’s a flat out lie. Said he “used to” be ahead of the curve in the 60’s and 70’s what about the early 80’s superbowl or what about concepts still used today or the last two years FA/drafts? It’s irresponsible, didn’t do the research

    —————————————
    no argument here, but I’ve heard all of it before, i will give him as much respect as he deserves(along with timkawakami/sfgate), not much beyond what I step on.

    Cleveland– I just want to see us stop the run again , crush the qb and put enough points on the board for the W.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Groves’ lolly-gag effort to get off the field, the day after AD passed, was enough to warrant a benching, IMO.

    What happened to pride and poise? That was the furthest thing from it.

  • Tjbwall

    As bad as Groves has been

    Wimbley hasn’t looked any better, besides that contract

  • DMAC

    I’m sorry, but I got to defend Q on this one.

    Wimbley = Hasn’t really done schit so far this season after receiving his contract

    McClain = Very inconsistent

    Groves = Not great, but not garbage (most consistent LB by far this season)

  • raiderinparadise

    Blackstock is an upgrade over McClain

  • SR Raider

    if DHB can get in there and physically dominate CB’s with his size, he’s got a shot. but he really has to be a bully and get nasty

  • Just Fire Baby

    Why is Blackstock starting?

    Is it a benching or injury-related?

    I can just see the Raiders D-line manhandling things, and us doing well against the run, and the anti-McClain crowd having a field day with it.

  • DMAC

    DMAC Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    With all do respect…

    I’ve seen Q make his fair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage
    Who else has? (LB)
    =========

    I’m still waiting?

  • Tjbwall

    Wimbley has been Non-existant in terms of stopping the run game

    Groves has his flashes

    Wimbley is a 3rd and long De/Backup Lb

  • DMAC

    raiderinparadise Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Blackstock is an upgrade over McClain
    =======
    Not a huge McClain fan right now, but I have to totally disagree w/ this one

    McClain>Blackstock

  • Plunder

    HueJack said McClain and Huff should both play.

    Per some dude on twitter.

  • Tjbwall

    DMAC Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    DMAC Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    With all do respect…

    I’ve seen Q make his fair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage
    Who else has? (LB)
    =============================================

    Groves has improved & has shown better (LB) characteristics than Wimbley…

    I wouldn’t doubt see Curry at Wlb and Groves taking Wimbley’s spot

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Ever see those Reilly “Homecoming” shows ?

    Saw two episodes last year. Magic Johnson and John Elway.

    Shows was actually quite entertaining, but Rick Reilly is a sack sucking, brown nosing, phony dweeb.

    Seems like the type of guy that won’t hesitate to write a controversial, critical, confrontational article – but wouldn’t say $hit in person if he had a mouthful.

    He’s a cornhole.

  • SlvrBlkLoco

    On Al Davis…
    Davis, like many men who work their whole life, did enough to praise him and enough to hate him….his legacy will live on for at least another 100 years, he was a great man for that.

    On the game…
    If Special Teams can show up again on kick returns, it will be a nice plus for us. the trick plays were great but nothing i want to see needed 2 weeks in a row for special teams. I would love to to seen us try to pin the other team inside the 10 on kick-offs using SeaBass’ leg strength for hang time and using our speed to our advantage….too bad we are a bit suspect on the initial hit with our gunner through 5 games(time for an improvement)

  • J Hill

    Wimbley = Hasn’t really done schit so far this season after receiving his contract

    ——————————————————-

    Wimbley’s contributions come when he lines up at DE and gets after the QB. He’s got a lot of QB pressures. Should be a full time DE, imo.

  • DMAC

    I think we’ll send the house at McCoy a whole lot on Sunday, w/ AC getting at least 1 sack.
    Print that!

  • SR Raider

    Plunder Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    HueJack said McClain and Huff should both play.
    _____
    Yes, but they will be not see the normal number of snaps. I think you’ll see Bresnahan try a number of different looks until one or more of them work

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Rick Reilly, is just another media hack who probably never had any athletic ability growing up. Likely was, and still is a jock sniffing dork…

    Plus, he is from and still lives in Denver. That should say it all right there…..

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’m still waiting?

    *************************

    The only times I have seen him do it was when he was completely unblocked.

    Even in those instances, like the Denver game this year AZ game last year, he flies in, damn near is there to take the handoff, but still doesn’t make the tackle.

    Sorry, but Groves hasn’t earned cement rights as a starter at his spot.

  • J Hill

    Haven’t seen anything saying Blackstock is starting over McClain.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Haven’t seen anything saying Blackstock is starting over McClain.

    +++++++++

    Neither have I, not sure where it’s coming from

  • ghostraiders

    If you look at wimbley this season compared to last yr. .. offensive lineman are doubling at times. .. don’t want to give up the sack to him…. last season. He had a career year…. this season.. he’s not surprising anyone. .. needs to work harder. . Sacks will come..

  • DMAC

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Wimbley = Hasn’t really done schit so far this season after receiving his contract

    ——————————————————-

    Wimbley’s contributions come when he lines up at DE and gets after the QB. He’s got a lot of QB pressures. Should be a full time DE, imo.
    ========
    J,
    He’s definitely not playing the same way as last year.
    He got his contract to get sacks, not pressures.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    I’m a McClain fan, but I hope Blackstock blows it up this Sunday.

    Seeing a backup do well might be the kick in the pants RoMac needs.

  • SR Raider

    Almost doesn’t matter who starts. McClain is hurting and it is affecting his play. You’ll see Blackstock in there plenty

  • Tjbwall

    Blackstock won’t start

    He made comments that he practices “as if” he were to be the starter each and every week.

    McClain missed practice yesterday, so the media asked him if he was readt

  • Just Fire Baby

    Neither have I, not sure where it’s coming from

    ****************************

    Semi-pro Hwnrdr posted the quote from Comcast I believe.

    He is not one to pull a Dakota on us.

  • SlvrBlkLoco

    I am glad to see the coaching staff realizes we need more LB help…the media says we have a great fornt 7, obviously this board knows that 3 of those spots are in need of more improvement than maybe 4 of them.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I’m still waiting?

    *************************

    The only times I have seen him do it was when he was completely unblocked.

    Even in those instances, like the Denver game this year AZ game last year, he flies in, damn near is there to take the handoff, but still doesn’t make the tackle.

    Sorry, but Groves hasn’t earned cement rights as a starter at his spot.
    =======
    Blocked – unblocked
    Who else has?

  • Moorepark21

    Curry to start over Groves already? I guess we’ll see what he’s made of very quickly…

  • J Hill

    I think Wimbley is doing about the same as last year. Didn’t he have a couple 3 sack games? Most games were just like this year.

    QB pressures from an edge rusher are qithout question important. Disagree with you on that one bruh.

  • oldschoolraider

    # SilverNBlackPA Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Haters going to hate Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Rumor is Indy is looking to move Robert Mathis for a 3 rounder, and the Raiders are interested.

    How would you guys feel about this?

    ++++++++++++++++

    Where’d you hear this?
    ====================================================

    Raiders don’t have a third rounder in 12. That was our Pryor pick.

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    60.bbesser Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    This was when I first started following this blog, wow have things changed for the better!!!!!!!!

    Analyzing the final 53
    By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer
    Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 5:43 pm in Oakland Raiders, Raiders features.

    QUARTERBACKS (3)–Daunte Culpepper, Josh McCown, Andrew Walter.

    Last call: When (and if) JaMarcus Russell signs, he receives a two-week exemption before the Raiders decide whether or not to carry four quarterbacks.

    RUNNING BACKS (5)–LaMont Jordan, Justin Griffith, Adimchinobe Echemandu, Justin Fargas, Oren O’Neal.

    Last call: It was decided O’Neal had too much potential to lose, particularly as the sort of blocker Tom Rathman loves. Zack Crockett could have been kept on the roster until Dominic Rhodes came off the suspended list, but would have been entitled to a full season of pay as a vested veteran if on the roster Week 1.

    Michael Bush will be evaluated and has a four-week window to return, which begins Week 7.

    WIDE RECEIVERS (5)–Ronald Curry, Jerry Porter, Mike Williams, Johnnie Lee Higgins, Travis Taylor.

    Last call: No surprises here. Alvis Whitted and Carlos Francis lost their speed scholarships, and Chris McFoy is this year’s Will Buchanon _ watch for him on the practice squad.

    TIGHT ENDS (3)–Zach Miller, John Madsen, Tony Stewart.

    Last call: O.J. Santiago, James Adkisson . . . Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)_Barry Sims, Robert Gallery, Jake Grove, Jeremy Newberry, Cooper Carlisle, Cornell Green, Chris Morris, Mario Henderson, Paul McQuistan.

    Last call: Coach Lane Kiffin noted early on that Kevin Boothe was not a system fit, but for him to not even make the 53-man roster after starting 14 times last season is a surprise. Morris apparently fits the system better and has played extensively as a guard. Chad Slaughter missed much of training camp with a calf injury. Mark Wilson was a longshot. With Grove, Newberry and Morris available at center, there was no room for Jesse Boone.

    DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (8)–Derrick Burgess, Warren Sapp, Terdell Sands, Tommy Kelly, Jay Richardson, Tyler Brayton, Chris Clemons, Gerard Warren.

    Last call: Ever hear of Michigan cornerback Brad Cochran? The Raiders took him in the third round of the 1986 draft and he didn’t make the team. Quentin Moses was the first of three third-round draft picks, No. 65 overall. He was supposedly in contention to be a starter until late in camp and now he’s gone, the first time Oakland has dumped a third-round pick since Cochran.

    It could be Moses was outplayed by two players _ Richardson drafted two rounds later out of Ohio State, and Clemons, who played extensively in the preseason as a nickel rusher and can also play linebacker.

    Maybe Richardson plays better than most third-rounders and it doesn’t look so bad. But cutting the first pick of the third round means you made a mistake.

    The Raiders apparently felt Anttaj Hawthorne was as good as he was going to get, while believing Warren can recapture at least some of the skill that made him a standout two years ago in Denver _ once he gets in shape.

    Dave Tollefson was a longshot. Brayton’s shift to tackle probably saved him. Coaches love the guy.

    LINEBACKERS (7)–Sam Williams, Kirk Morrison, Thomas Howard, Robert Thomas, Isaiah Ekejiuba, Ricky Brown, Jon Condo.

    Last call: Kyle Shotwell and Kurt Campbell were foregone conclusions.

    According to Madden ‘07, Ekejiuba rates as the NFL’s worst player. The Raiders think enough of him to keep him on the roster even though he may not be available for a month. Brown’s special teams skills kept him around. Condo is strictly a long-snapper.

    DEFENSIVE BACKS (11)–Nnamdi Asomugha, Fabian Washington, Michael Huff, Stuart Schweigert, Stanford Routt, Chris Carr, Duane Starks, B.J. Ward, Hiram Eugene, John Bowie, Chris Johnson.

    Last call: The Raiders apparently didn’t believe Donovin Darius could hold up physically or simply didn’t have it any more. They didn’t feel that way at first. This is what Rob Ryan had to say about Darius on Aug. 7:

    “I mean, first of all with Donovin Darius you’re talking about a guy that’s got an aura about him. He’s a man, he walks on that football field, he demands respect . . . When he’s on that field, people are scared to death of him. And so we like that intimidation factor. Hey, he’s a good, clean player but he plays the game hard like the Raiders do. He’s got to learn our system and fit in. But trust me, all defenses have spots for great players, and he’s a tremendous player, he’s been a tremendous player in this league, and we’re excited about him. And his leadership and his toughness are great plusses for the Raiders.”

    Darius played extensively against Seattle, but minor injuries slowed him throughout camp. Looking into their crystal ball, chances are the Raiders saw either a season-ending injury or a series of minor ones which would make continuity difficult.

    Darius played in only 12 of 32 games the previous two years for Jacksonville, with a torn ACL in 2005 and a broken bone in his lower left leg in 2006.

    Eric Frampton, noted as a playmaker at Washington State, did not standout either in practice or in the preseason.

    Johnson survived an awful night against Seattle to make the roster on speed and special teams potential. Marquice Cole, an undrafted free agent, could be practice squad material.

    Starks is the perfect guy to teach the technical part of the game to Bowie, a raw rookie. Both had interceptions against the Seahawks.

    Of course, there’s still a week to go before the opener and there could be more moves on the horizon.

    KICKERS (2)_Sebastian Janikowski, Shane Lechler.

    Last call: Tyler Fredrickson was around to caddy for the two established kickers

    ***************************************

    LOL…Bbesser, Whew boy they were hard times as a Raider fan. Man, we have come a long way and we made it through the rough patches not cleared yet be we are getting back to the good ole days as Raiders fans.

  • DMAC

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I think Wimbley is doing about the same as last year. Didn’t he have a couple 3 sack games? Most games were just like this year.

    QB pressures from an edge rusher are qithout question important. Disagree with you on that one bruh.
    =========
    Dude got paid. Time to step it up.

  • raiderinparadise

    paul guiterriez csn.

    but if McLame plays he will be gimpy in his few snaps he will get.

  • http://raiderchaos.blogspot.com RaiderChaos

    142.DMAC Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I’m still waiting?

    *************************

    The only times I have seen him do it was when he was completely unblocked.

    Even in those instances, like the Denver game this year AZ game last year, he flies in, damn near is there to take the handoff, but still doesn’t make the tackle.

    Sorry, but Groves hasn’t earned cement rights as a starter at his spot.
    =======
    Blocked – unblocked
    Who else has?

    _________________________________________

    How about HUE JACKSON AND CHUCK BRESNEHAN?????????? The 2 that matter!!!!!!!

  • DMAC

    Love to keep chatting, but I gotta run.
    Later peoples!
    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears! (fire Tedford)
    Go Raiders!
    Ya’ll have a good weekend!
    See ya’ll at the game Sunday.